This text is based on a wide range of disciplines, including meteorology, hydrology, watershed and range management, agricultural chemistry and soils, agricultural economics, botany, zoology, electrical and civil engineering, geography, and geochronology. Most of the students are in the Graduate College, and all have had at least an introductory course in meteorology. The mathematical preparation of the students various considerably. Some have carried their training through boundary value problems and complex variables; others have had little more than college algebra and have done poorly in that. To teach a course that would be useful and interesting to all of these students turned out to be almost impossible.
01. Introduction 02. The Climatology of the Hemispheres 03. Solar Radiation 04. Infrared Radiation 05. The Radiation Balance 06. Radiation Instruments 07. The Water Balance and The Hydrologic Cycle 08. The Energy Balance 09. Heat Transfer in Soil 10. Turbulent Transfer and Wind Relationships 11. Evaporation and Evapotranspiration 12. Atmospheric Diffusion 13. Paleoclimatology and Theories Of Climatic Change